Volunteer Opportunities

ABMF is entirely volunteer driven. We are often on the lookout for people to join our work. If you want to get involved, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking to fill a few specific roles.


Board Secretary

What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for performing Board Secretary duties as outlined in the ABMF bylaws, including:

  • Notifying directors and members of upcoming meetings.
  • Ensuring that the ABMF bylaws are available at all meetings.
  • Taking minutes of meetings, having them approved, signing them, and maintaining them.
  • Maintaining ABMF corporate records and making them available, as necessary.
  • Keeping track of board member terms and contact information.
  • Keeping track of filing deadlines for ABMF’s incorporation and charitable status and assisting with filing these supporting documents on a regular basis.
  • Handling general ABMF Board of Directors correspondence.
  • For Board and Member meetings, publishing notices of scheduled meetings, participating in meetings as a voting member, and providing agenda items. You may need to preside over a Board meeting if the President or Vice-President is absent.
  • The Board Secretary may also be designated by the ABMF Board as:  a signing officer, registered agent, or chair of the Governance/Nominating Committee.

This position is a (3) year volunteer commitment of approximately 15-20 hours per month.  The ideal candidate will commit to a minimum 1yr.


Who You Are

You are an administrator with experience working on or with a Board of Directors. Ideally, you have experience in the not-for-profit sector. You are self-motivated, well-organized, accurate and able to follow the responsibilities of your work with minimal supervision. You have the understanding and tact required to deal with not only the Board, but stakeholders of other ABMF constituencies.

You have proficiency with the following tools:

  • Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets, etc.
  • Email, Web browser, Windows/Mac OS

You will be required to pass the following legal checks: Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance


To Apply

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Program Liason

What You’ll Do

  • Identifies opportunities to partner with stakeholders; develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders with the end result of providing programs for clients
  • Develops relationships with local/regional stakeholders
  • Organizes, prepares and staffs key events and programs
  • Maintains an inventory of program-wide reports and data
  • Develops and schedules program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities.
  • Monitors and approves program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent.
  • Confers with and advises staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refers to appropriate department person when unable to respond. 
  • Prepares monthly reports and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or other key stakeholders such as the Board of Directors
  • Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action
  • Recruits program participants, members and volunteers utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings
  • Develops, compiles and writes communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution
  • Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications 
  • Interacts and maintains liaison with stakeholders  and community agencies in facilitating program objectives
  • Work as part of a team, providing support and assistance to other members of the team, including volunteers, and working in co-operation with them to meet the requirements of the Service.
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES: FUNDRAISING, FOLLOW LAW, BE AMBASSADOR, RECRUIT RESOURCES


Who You Are

  • College Diploma/University Degree in business, non-profit administration or other related fields and/or 3 or more years’ experience in program coordination including developing and implementing program work plans, program timelines and program evaluation
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders including developing proposals for funding and sharing program outcomes as needed
  • Effective leadership skills including the ability to build and maintain a strong and collaborative team of individuals who will work together toward the same goal; an ability to be self-directed as well as self-motivated
  • Interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication as well as a demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts through mediation
  • Organizational and Administrative skills, including the ability to organize self and others, pay close attention to detail and the ability to plan ahead
  • I commit to this volunteer role for 6 months to a year, 15 – 20 hours per month


To Apply

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Peer Support Training Specialists

What You’ll Do

Purpose:  The purpose of the Peer Support Training Specialist is to provide training to Peer Support Workers regarding the skills and abilities needed in the areas of:

  • Roles and Responsibilities; Crisis Management; Listening, Communication and Support Skills;
  • Ethics and Reliability; Critical Thinking; Interpersonal Relations; Self-Management & Resiliency;
  • Flexibility & Adaptability; Self-Awareness & Confidence; Initiative & Commitment; Hope and Recovery;
  • Empathetic and Equal Relationships; Self-determination; Dignity; Respect and Social inclusion; Integrity, Authenticity and Trust; Health and Wellness; Confidentiality and its limitations

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Peer Support Development Team to develop a training program for Peer Supporters
  • Develop (in conjunction with the team) training documents, videos, role playing activities and other training materials to be used in ongoing training
  • Educate professional staff about Peer Support Programs
  • Implement the training program developed to a group of approximately 5-10 Peer Support Workers
  • Maintain a nonjudgmental approach, effective listening, professionalism, and positive interactions


Who You Are

The Peer Support Training Specialist is a current or former consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services who is able to provide recovery-oriented training, education and support to individuals receiving behavioral health services.

Qualifications/Competencies

  • High School Diploma; Post-Secondary degree or diploma in any field considered an asset
  • Certified Peer Supporter, Family Peer Supporter or Peer Mentor
  • Past or present consumer of mental health or substance abuse services with a history of managing ones own illness
  • Awareness of the importance of recovery in living with mental illness or addictions
  • Past experience working directly with people in a service oriented field is beneficial
  • Experience providing training, preferably in Peer Support
  • Vast knowledge of the field of Peer Support, including Competencies, Code of Conduct, Training Knowledge, Core Values and the Certification process

This is a volunteer position, six months to one year commitment, 15-20 hours per month


To Apply

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Fundraising & Event Coordinator

The Fundraising – Events Coordinator will form an integral component of the organization, ensuring that we are able to successfully fundraise for the projects that we seek to fund.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • It shall be the duty of the Fundraising – Events Coordinator to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as any meetings held separately by their respective committee. 
  • The Fundraising – Events Coordinator will be expected to keep accurate minutes of committee meetings, and will be expected to distribute those minutes to the Board of Directors no later than five (5) business days after the conclusion of the meeting. 
  • The Fundraising – Events Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the operation of his/her committee, and assuring that any tasks assigned to the committee by the Executive Board or the Board of Directors is completed in a timely manner with the integrity of the organization upheld in the final result. 
  • The Fundraising – Events Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing at least one event quarterly (with the support of the organization’s membership). 
  • The Fundraising – Events Coordinator is responsible managing volunteer schedules for any events planned by their committee.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • English language proficiency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience on a non-profit Board is an asset
  • Experience planning and executing events is an asset

Commitment Required:

  • Board of Directors meetings are held monthly, typically the second Wednesday of every month. This meeting time is generally 7pm, and there may be special meetings held periodically as necessary.
  • Committee meetings are held at the discretion of the Fundraising – Events Coordinator.
  • Ashley Boca Mindfulness Foundation asks that any individual interested in this position be willing to commit at least 6 months to the role, and 15-20 hours per month.

To Apply

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